It’s That Time Again: National Novel Writing Month!
National Novel Writing Month – or Nanowrimo as it’s better known – kicked off early today at 12:01am. For those who don’t know, participants in the month long writing event strive for a word count of 50k by 11:59 on November 30th. This works out to roughly 1667ish words per day or approximately eight pages double spaced at a 12 point font. Like bowling, there are rules governing Nanowrimo, but nobody’s gonna come to your house and stomp your computer into ground, tear up your pages or toss your typewriter out of a window if you don’t adhere to them. Still, part of the fun of Nanomwrimo is following the rules and challenging yourself to produce an original work of fiction within the allotted time frame.
I’ve done Nanowrimo for years and it never stops being fun. I didn’t think I was going to do it this year, but this morning I found myself opening a word document and moving my fingers across the keyboard. I have no idea what my novel’s about or what might happen, but I am looking forward to spending the month in the company of other established and aspiring scribes trying to reach that 50k word count goal.
Here’s a roundup of articles on the subject!
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